COURT ORDERS DOG TO BE PUT DOWN - “Lennox was five-years-old when he was taken from the Barne’s family. He had lived with the family and being a companion to their disabled child Brooke.”
As you may have heard, Lennox the dog, who was seized by Belfast authorities for looking like a pit bull, has lost his appeal and was ordered to be euthanized.
The dog’s owner, Caroline Barnes, lost her legal battle to have the decision overturned on Tuesday afternoon in Belfast. In May 2010 the dog was seized by Belfast City Council dog wardens. It was ruled that Lennox was a danger to the public and should be put down.
Although Barnes now accepts that Lennox is a pit bull-type dog she claims that there has been a failure to consider the dog’s exemption from the scheme, according to BBC reports. Barnes argued with the court that Lennox had never bitten anyone or misbehaved since being impounded. She says her dog was never given a chance
Not only was Lenox separated from his family for the past two years, now he has been sentenced to die. This is insane. Click here for the full story from irishcentral.com.